Fnatic announced that League of Legends star player Bora “YellOwStaR” Kim will be retiring and assuming a managerial role in Paris Saint-Germain eSports.
YellOwStaR holds a record of 5 League Championship Series titles, competed in 7 LCS finals, and attended every single World Championship prior to this year in his competitive career that spanned six years.
The support player had also been vital in helping Fnatic rebuild in 2015, after fellow stars Paul “sOAZ” Boyer and Enrique “xPeke” Cedeno Martinez left to form Origen and took a lineup with multiple rookies all the way to the World semifinals, including scoring a perfect 18-0 regular season in the Summer.
Now, however, he will helping to build on Paris Saint-Germain’s League of Legends division in his native France.
While YellOwStaR will not play the role of a coach or manager, he will be undertaking the responsibility for scouting players and assembling the team and will live in their Berlin team house.
According to YellOwStaR, having the house in Berlin will allow the team to practice against Europe’s elite LCS sides as they attempt to reach the LCS at the first time of asking in 2017.
PSG’s esports division will be managed by Webedia, who also happen to be the owners of French eSports side Millenium. The team had already bought a European Challenger Series spot from Team Huma after Huma and its owner Behdad Jafaarian were banned from competitive League of Legends by Riot Games following a series of contract issues with players.